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The Ethics of Denying Smokers Employment in Health Care

Olsen, Douglas P. PhD, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000450435.27878.30
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Abstract

Such policies send a powerful message, but are the underlying assumptions defensible?

In Brief

Nonsmoking policies send a powerful message, but are the underlying assumptions defensible?

Author Information

Douglas P. Olsen is an associate professor at the Michigan State University College of Nursing in East Lansing and a contributing editor of AJN. Contact author: douglas.olsen@hc.msu.edu. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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